Saturday, May 16, 2009

All The Living

All the Living

C. E. Morgan

2 out of 5

I kept waiting for this low moving book to get better. Its monotonous style never sparked an interest in me for either of the two main characters.

Living a life of no one ever wanting her, Aloma jumps at Orren's offer of coming to his farm and living with him. Unfortunately, the hope of marriage is not Orren's intentions, he is still reeling from the death of his mother and brother and is ill prepared to take over the family farm with all of its obligations and financial strains and having a wife at the same time.

This southern farm turns into Aloma's own nightmare, but she finds solace in a church piano. But with that gift also comes the local preacher. After a painful confrontation with the preacher and an emotional evening with Orren, Aloma now sees what her future will be. It might not be happily ever after, but all good things are worth waiting for.

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